Imagine walking into a classroom where students are deeply engaged in learning. There is an atmosphere of respect, trust, and collaboration. Whether individually or in groups, students actively challenge themselves and support each other. In this imagined classroom, the teacher provides individual attention to a student or to a small group of students, while remaining confident that the rest of the class will stay on task. Now step back for a moment. What you are observing is a classroom where students are consistently displaying social-emotional leadership: They are in charge of themselves and their own actions (Leading Self), and ...

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